Author Archives: Greg Cristman

Nels Cline, Bill Frisell & more played Creative Music Studio benefit LPR (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

John Medeski, Nels Cline, Bill Frisell, Billy Martin, and more extremely talented musicians came together on Tuesday (2/6) for a benefit concert at Le Poisson Rouge to help support Creative Music Studio, whose mission is to engage “musicians and listeners from all backgrounds to deepen and broaden their musical sensitivity, expression and understanding through workshops, recordings and concerts worldwide.”

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Slick Rick celebrated his 53rd birthday at Brooklyn Bowl with Redman & more (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Groundbreaking MC Slick Rick played his eighth annual birthday show (in celebration of his 53rd birthday) at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday (1/20), and brought out many surprise guests including Redman…

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Electric Miles played the music of Miles Davis at Iridium (pics, review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The excellent band consisted of Randy Brecker on electric trumpet, Greg Osby on electric sax, Paul Bollenbach, Steve Cardenas and Shane Theriot all on electric guitars, Lonnie Plaxico on electric bass and Steve Smith on drums.

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Revolting Cocks played ‘Big Sexy Land’ at Gramercy Theatre w/ Front Line Assembly (pics, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Revolting Cocks, the industrial supergroup featuring Chris Connelly, Luc Van Acker, Paul Barker and Richard 23, just finished bulldozing their way across North America, playing their debut album Big Sexy Land in full. The tour hit NYC on Saturday (11/18) at Gramercy Theatre with Canadian compatriots Front Line Assembly as the undercard.

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Metronomy played Brooklyn Steel with Gordi (pics, review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

UK band Metronomy kicked off a very short U.S. tour on Monday night at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel. The band didn’t tour very much for last year’s Summer 08 album (didn’t cross the pond at all) so this was the first chance we’ve had to hear those songs live…

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William Parker brought “Criminals in the White House” to LPR (review, pics, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The legendary bassist, composer and multiple band leader William Parker, a major force in free jazz, brought a politically charged concept performance to NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge…

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Husker Du @ NYC’s Peppermint Lounge, 1985 (never-seen photos)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Like everybody else, we were very sad to learn of Grant Hart’s passing today and has had us thinking about his days in Hüsker Dü. It had BV contributor Greg Cristman thinking about Husker Du too and he shared with us never-before published photos Husker Du playing NYC’s Peppermint Lounge on May 8, 1985…

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Oxbow played Brooklyn Bazaar with Self Defense Family and Queen Elephantine (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Having been around for nearly 20 year, noise rock combo Oxbow just released Thin Black Duke< /em>, their first in a decade. They also played Brooklyn Bazaar over the weekend (7/15), part of a short Northeast tour

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Rammstein literally scorched Jones Beach Theater (pics, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Their live show was as insane and over-the-top as ever, with rockets circling the audience and exploding on stage, lighting towers on the sides of the venue and the stage exploding in flames…

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Bad Brains played a secret set at Darryl Jenifer’s art show (pics, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It was the first time H.R., Darryl Jenifer, Dr. Know, and Earl Hudson played a Bad Brains set together in years, ahead of their upcoming official return at Riot Fest. The set also included guest lead-vocal appearances by Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe and original Bad Brains singer Sid McCray.

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Wavves played Bowery Ballroom; singer Nathan Williams did a flip off the balcony (video, pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It was a wild crowd for Wavves with a roiling pit going from the second the band started, and stage divers and crowd surfers a constant. Main man Nathan Williams saved the craziest moment of the night for himself

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Charlemagne Palestine & Rhys Chatham Duo played Le Poisson Rouge w/ C. Spencer Yeh & HEVM (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The two worked intuitively together and the performance saw the pair incorporating laptops, electronics, piano, flute, trumpet and guitar into their set of very transportive “resonant music.”

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Aluk Todolo, Uada, Blood Incantation & more played Stardust VI at Saint Vitus

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The four-day Stardust festival went down at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus from February 2 – 5, including a highly anticipated appearance from Blood Incantation on Friday…

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Alejandro Escovedo & The Minus 5 played Long Island after City Winery run (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Alejandro Escovedo’s tour with The Minus 5 hit NYC last week for a run of shows at City Winery. Following those, they hit Bay Shore, NY’s Boulton Center on Sunday night…

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